My name is Hector Regalado. I am 27 years old. I love to help other people, whether it’s related to fitness, mental health, emotional intelligence or spiritual guidance. My self-awareness is exceptional and I aspire to help others find their purpose in life.
What’s your Preneur?
I am a personal trainer with my own fitness company called HDC Fitness. I help people achieve their goals pertaining to weight loss, muscle-building, nutrition, proper exercise form, and transitioning to a healthier lifestyle.
What inspired you to start and how long have you been in business?
I got into fitness after concluding my college basketball career. I was short, skinny and I wanted to change my physical appearance. I wasn’t getting any love from the ladies, so I decided to start picking up the weights and eating a lot more to put on more muscle, since I couldn’t make myself any taller. Then I started educating myself on fitness, nutrition and physiology. That motivated me to become certified in personal training. I changed my major my senior year of college from accounting to sports administration, which landed me in the school of kinesiology where I learned more about exercise science. I have been personal training for six years now. I established my brand in 2015 and I made my LLC official earlier this year.
Technology has made it a lot easier for small businesses to handle their day to day task. What apps, media platforms or websites allow you to run your business with ease?
The number one app I use to track all of my finances is Quickbooks. It’s easy to use and efficient. It allows me to connect all my accounts, categorize my transactions the way I want to and it shows me how much money my business has made and how much money I have spent on my business. I use Tiny Calendar to schedule and manage all my clients’ sessions on a weekly basis. I also have my own website, www.hdc-fitness.com, for inquiries, consultations and payment. Instagram is where most people hit me up. That’s primarily where I engage with respective and existing clients, as well as provide information about my services. And finally, I have a fitness app in the works so I can make business run a lot smoother and have everything I need in one direct place.
What’s your favorite social media platform and why?
Instagram is my favorite social media platform because I’m very active on there, which translates into a lot of traffic. I also promote some of my posts for marketing purposes. Instagram, alone, has helped my business tremendously.
Where can people book a session with you?
People can book a session with me either through my website of course or via text. I only schedule on Sundays for the upcoming week. From experience, it’s easier on people to be able to adjust their schedules with me week by week, in case they have events planned a certain week.
In what ways do you believe that millennials are shaping the future?
They are shaping the future because they have to be more creative and inventive. Everything has been thought of so the kids growing up have to figure out what’s next and new that someone else hasn’t thought of yet. And of course, they have to compete with technology. Every day something new is coming out to make our lives a whole lot simpler but at the same time makes us lazy.
What advice would you give to someone looking to start personal training. Where should they start ?
I would definitely recommend getting a lot of education before even stepping into the personal training field. You have to ask yourself what separates you from one million other trainers in the world. The more educated you are, the more effective you are. You can’t just wing it when it comes to changing someone’s body. There is actual science behind this whole process that you should know about. Also, you should look the part, which is imperative for marketing yourself. No one wants a trainer who doesn’t look like they work out.